President and CEO of Hilldrup Elected as Chairman of UniGroup’s Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 29, 2021) – UniGroup, the parent company of United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and other transportation related companies, has elected Hilldrup’s Charles W. McDaniel as its chairman of the Board of Directors. A third-generation leader of Hilldrup, McDaniel has been a part of UniGroup’s board since 2015. Charles has been serving as interim chairman since summer 2021.

“Charles has been a successful leader in the transportation industry for decades and has served an important role on UniGroup’s Board of Directors for many years,” Jason Mills, UniGroup interim president and CEO said. “His eagerness to deliver results and develop innovative solutions will be critical as we continue to grow and transform our business. We all look forward to his continued support and leadership as we move our enterprise forward.”

As Hilldrup’s top executive, McDaniel is responsible for overseeing the company’s 900 employee operation across all 12 locations. Prior to his role as Chairman, McDaniel held various leadership positions including vice-chairman and served on a number of Board level committees and advisory groups.

“It’s an honor to continue serving as chairman of UniGroup’s Board of Directors during such a pivotal time in this organization’s proud history,” said Charles W. McDaniel, UniGroup board chairman and president and CEO of Hilldrup. “I look forward to inspiring and empowering our cooperative members, UniGroup’s management team and our board of directors, while holding us all accountable for driving results and delivering an unmatched level of quality service to the customers we serve.”

About UniGroup 

UniGroup is a $1.4 billion transportation and relocation services company with headquarters in suburban St. Louis. In addition to household goods carriers United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, logistics company UniGroup Logistics, and international relocation provider UniGroup Worldwide Moving, UniGroup owns other subsidiaries providing goods and services to professional movers. Visit www.unigroup.com for more information.  

About Hilldrup

Hilldrup is a family-owned moving, storage, relocation and logistics company started in 1903. Today, Hilldrup is one of the largest and most honored agency groups in the entire industry, and operates facilities in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida with its corporate office in Stafford, Virginia. Hilldrup moves families and businesses domestically and internationally, in addition to offering logistics services to meet the needs of its clients, which includes Fortune 100 companies, federal government agencies and universities. For more information on Hilldrup’s services, please visit http://www.hilldrup.com/.

For further information:
Eily Cummings
636-349-2508
eily_cummings@unigroup.com

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